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Many people misunderstand about where is Troy.
Did you see themovie? Troy is in Turkey not Greece!! All right?

Troy is a legendary city, the location of the Trojan War, part of which is described in the Iliad, an epic poem in Ancient Greek. The poem was attributed by the Greeks to a blind poet called Homer, and was probably composed in the 8th or 9th centuries BCE, although it contains older material. There are also references to Troy in the other major work attributed to Homer, the Odyssey, as well as in other ancient Greek writings.

. In 1870, however, the German archaeologistHeinrich Schliemann excavated a site in this area which he believed to be the site of Troy, and at least some archaeologists agree. There remains no certain evidence that Homer's Troy ever existed, still less that any of the events of the Trojan War cycle ever took place. Most historians now believe that the Homeric stories are a fusion of various stories of sieges and expeditions by the Greeks of the Bronze Age or Mycenean period, and do not describe actual events. He could speak12 languages!!!!!

The Greeks and Romans believed in the historicity of Troy, and believed it to have been located at a site in Anatolia, now north-western Turkey, near the Dardanelles. This is shown by the fact that Alexander the Great and his companion Hephaestion visited the site in 334 BCE and made sacrifices at the alleged tombs of the Homeric heroes Achilles and Patroclus.

The Trojan War was a war waged, according to legend, against the city of Troy in Asia Minor by the armies of Greece, following the kidnapping (or elopement) of Helen of Sparta by Paris of Troy. The war figures centrally in Greek mythology and was narrated in a cycle of epic poems of which only two, the Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer, survive intact. The Iliad describes an episode late in this war, and the Odyssey describes the journey home of one of the Greek leaders. Other parts of the story, and different versions, were elaborated by later Greek poets, and by the Roman poet Virgil in his Aeneid.

*This paragraph is from online dictionary.
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by pepo629 | 2004-10-05 10:18 | Trip to World